Backyard Hot Tub: Yay or Nay?

If you're asking whether you should get a backyard hot tub, you've probably already made the decision in your heart, and it's a matter of convincing your head. Of course, it would be an idea to first try it out hot tubs at hotels or friends' houses before you buy, to make sure it's not just the idea that you like, but also the practical aspects. Will you use your backyard hot tub, or is it more of a vacation thing? Is it worth the money?

Backyard Hot Tubs: Useful vs. Fun

Ask yourself the following questions:

Do you suffer from sore muscles?

A sports person who trains hard, or someone else with physiological pain will benefit from a hot tub with strong jets.

Will you have time to use the hot tub regularly?

A hot tub is nice for meetups, and the idea of relaxing in it at the end of a stressful day is fantastic. But once the novelty has worn off, will you still use it regularly enough to make the investment worthwhile, or will it become another thing to maintain around the house?

Hot Tub Maintenance

Speaking of maintenance, there are some things you should do to make the most of your hot tub:

Regular Plumbing Maintenance - Just like a swimming pool, but on a smaller, easier, and cheaper scale.

Cover Up - But that defeats the object? No-no, what we mean is that it is a good idea to invest in a cover. It will keep the leaves and whatever else should stay out, out, and that will minimize maintenance and treatment while enhancing the longevity of your hot tub.

Use Manufacturer Guide - The manufacturer of your backyard hot tub will include care instructions. Be sure to follow it.

Installing a Backyard Hot Tub

Hire a professional plumber to install your backyard hot tub. It is a big investment, and you don't want it to be problematic due to poor installation. But before you call, consider how you can integrate it into your backyard while at the same time preserving your landscape. You don't want it to be an eyesore with that ugly vinyl cover...

Proper Placement - Place it against an existing wall, and mask the rest with a beautiful wooden enclosure. This way, your backyard hot tub becomes an aesthetically pleasing feature.
Outdoor Spa - Place the hot tub in a fiberglass arbor. It won't need to be repainted, and it will be separate from your dining area.

Create a Focal Point - Ask a professional to turn your hot tub into a relaxing water feature, even when it is not in use. Put it under a roof, and use bamboo blinds for privacy.

Hidden Hot Tub - Some people opt for completely concealed hot tubs. These custom-built spas offer numerous options for concealment.
Add a Sundeck - All types of hot tubs require covers, so why not make the cover a part of the sun deck? Add a wooden sundeck, with a portion that slides out to cover the hot tub.

Would you like to install a backyard hot tub? Speak to Anta Plumbing today about the various options available based on your home's design.

What do you think?

Written by Anta

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